Back in December, Francis Hwang offered the Unauthorized iPod U2 vs. Negativland Special Edition up for auction on eBay. The auction was taken down when Apple complained that this auction was a violation of its intellectual property. eBay did not require Apple to explain precisely how Hwang’s parody was an infringement, and to this day his emails to Apple asking for an explanation have received no response.
Hwang has decided to offer the item up for auction on his own website, believing that the parody is a legitimate exercise of his free speech rights, and that any claims Apple might make as to
infringement are entirely baseless.
The auction will be up until March 14, 12:p.m.